According to their motto - “Love, truth, and service to community” - Xingyang Volunteer Federation works to enhance people’s sense of social responsibility through providing them various volunteer opportunities. The office is in Xingyang, Henan province.
On the bright and sunny afternoon of June 21st, we, along with 25 other volunteers, went to the Henan Volunteer Social Welfare Center to set up a session where the elderly members of the community can get free haircuts. They were elated once they heard the news and immediately rushed over for their haircuts and to socialize. The volunteers carefully combed, trimmed, and transformed different hairstyles for the senior citizens.
This is where the barber workshop took place.
Some volunteers even brought back groceries for the senior citizens!
The haircuts looked great on the different senior citizens.
Look at how carefully the volunteers are working!
When we volunteer with senior citizens, the only thing on our mind is “As long as the seniors are clean and comfortable, then we are happy!”
Even though there was a bit of a language barrier, the volunteers were able to communicate with the seniors through hand gestures and sign language.
Original article written by Qi Gong, translated and edited by Katie Lan
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